Agency for Technical Cooperation and DevelopmentClosing Date : 2017-01-20
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

Position: Project Development Officer - YEM

Starting date: February 2017

Location: Sanaa, Yemen

Type of contract: Fixed term

Contract duration: 6 months renewable

Security Risk Level: Very risky

About ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last kilometer: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development. With a budget of 190 million EUR in 2015, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country Profile 2015

Number of projects 10

Number of areas 3

Number of national staff 151

Annual budget (EUR) 6.61M

Number of offices 5

Number of international staff 8

Position context and key challenges

ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012, and implements activities in the central-western and central-southern regions. The presence of ACTED in Yemen has been anchored to the governorates of North of Yemen, North of Yemen, Raymah and Ad-Dhalee where, in the last three areas especially, the organisation has been virtually the only international actor directly implementing activities. ACTED now aims at further expanding its humanitarian assistance by reaching out to additional regions: the north in Saadah and Al-Jawf governorates, and the south around Taiz and Aden. These could notably serve as a base for future assessments and programming focused on malnutrition- and conflict-affected populations in Yemen. Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED s interventions in the country. With regard to rehabilitation and development, ACTED recently initiated work on the coffee value chain in Raymah governorate as a way to enhance the food security of local small producers. Through its active involvement in coordination mechanisms, ACTED has been a lead agency in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the three governorates in which it operates. The organisation is for instance the WASH Cluster focal point for North of Yemen and Raymah governorates, and a key partner of the WASH, Food Security and Agriculture, Nutrition and Early Recovery clusters. In addition, the organisation has been an elected member of the Humanitarian Country Team in early 2013. ACTED s donors in Yemen are presently USAID/OFDA, ECHO, the European Commission, WFP, OCHA and UNICEF.

Key roles and responsibilities

Ensuring the Production of Timely, Accurate and Analytical Reports for DonorsDeveloping Internal Coordination and Communication mechanismsDeveloping an External Donor Relations StrategyDeveloping an External Communication StrategyAssisting the Project Development Manager and Country Director in developing the country strategy, project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects

Required qualifications and technical competencies

Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology);

Proficiency in written and spoken English

Strong writing abilities and analytical skills

Skills in political sciences or international relations

Ability to work efficiently under pressure

Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required

Previous experience abroad is required

Conditions

Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living allowance

Free food and lodging provided at the organisation s guesthouse

Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package


How to apply:

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.orgunder Ref: PDO/YEM

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